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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Little Bradley

If you've moved and have questions about Little Bradley? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Little Bradley will help you to find out everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Little Bradley water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Little Bradley.

About Little Bradley, Essex

Little Bradley CB9 has a population of 60 and is located in the county of Essex. Essex has a population of 1,832,752 people.

Who supplies my water in Little Bradley?

Little Bradley water services are supplied by Anglian Water. In the table below are the contact numbers for Anglian Water, and Cambridge Water:

How to reach your water providers in Little Bradley

Speaking to an advisor at Anglian Water or Cambridge Water is just one method of contact to talk about your Little Bradley water account.

Anglian Water contact numbers

In the table below we have listed the main contact numbers for Anglian Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Anglian Water contact number Anglian Water Emergency contact number
0345 791 9155 0345 714 5145
Mon to Fri 8am-8pm,Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm,Bank holidays 10am-4pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Cambridge Water contact numbers

In the table below we have listed the main contact numbers for Cambridge Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Cambridge Water contact number Cambridge Water Emergency contact number
01223 706050 0800 316 7676
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Emergencies 24/7/365

Write to Anglian Water or Cambridge Water

You can also write to Anglian Water or Cambridge Water, either by email or with a letter in the post. You can also send your request via the Anglian Water or Cambridge Water website.

Anglian Water

If you prefer to send a letter to Anglian Water can do so by writing to the Anglian Water address below:

Anglian Water Address
PO Box 4994
Lancing
BN11 9AL

If you want to email Anglian Water, you must use the following email address:

Anglian Water Email Address
anglianwatercustomerservices@anglianwater.co.uk

Cambridge Water

If you prefer to send a letter to Cambridge Water can do so by writing to the Cambridge Water address below:

Cambridge Water Address
PO Box 7040, Green Lane
Walsall
WS1 9QG

Price of water in Little Bradley

Water bill in Little Bradley

Water rates in Little Bradley will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Little Bradley water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by speaking to the supplier. Homes with metered Little Bradley water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Little Bradley

Customers with a water meter at their Little Bradley property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Anglian Water or Cambridge Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Little Bradley home.

Unmetered Customers in Little Bradley

Customers without a meter at their Little Bradley home have an annual charge for their water consumption. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount regardless of the amount of water you use at your Little Bradley home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Little Bradley is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value calculation of your Little Bradley water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? You need to consider how much water you consume per year. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Little Bradley may save you money.

Customers with large households are unlikely to see any savings by installing a water meter.

How much is the average water bill in Little Bradley?

The average water bill Little Bradley residents are billed can differ between suppliers in your area. You can see in the table below the average water bill by supplier:

Supplier Average Water Bill Per Month Average Annual Water Bill
Anglian Water £16.83 £202
Cambridge Water £12.33 £148
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How do I pay my Little Bradley water bill?

You will first need to register with Anglian Water or Cambridge Water. Once you've registered an account with Anglian Water or Cambridge Water, you will be offered a choice of payment options such as:

  • Direct Debit
  • Online payments
  • Pay over the phone
  • Bank transfer
  • Payment by cheque
  • Payment card

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Little Bradley bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Anglian Water or Cambridge Water account, you will be able to choose how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Little Bradley?

Unfortunately, your water suppliers are fixed and depend on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Little Bradley CB9, your water suppliers are Anglian Water and Cambridge Water.

Since April 2017, business water customers have been able to switch water suppliers. You can find out if your business is eligible in our guide to switching water suppliers.

Little Bradley Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Little Bradley have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Little Bradley

Is tap water in Little Bradley safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Little Bradley. You can rest assured that Little Bradley water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has given Little Bradley water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, that means your tap water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Little Bradley water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Little Bradley come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Little Bradley:

  • Surface sources - 93%
  • Groundwater sources - 6%
  • Mixed sources - 1%

Is the water hard in Little Bradley

While rainwater itself is relatively soft, water hardness can change through the water cycle. As rainwater filters through rocks, it picks up minerals, such as magnesium and calcium. The more minerals the water picks up, the harder is your water considered.

The rating for water hardness in Little Bradley is more than 201ppm, that makes the water hardness in Little Bradley is rated as hard water.

What does this mean?

The water being supplied to your home in Little Bradley contains a higher amount of hard water minerals. hard water will not clean your clothes, dishes, or your body efficiently, and your appliances will be less efficient which is not good news for your utility bills. You might also notice more limescale build-up in your appliances and your tap water taste may be affected.

Selectra recommends

We recommend adding a softening agent to the water in Little Bradley.

  1. Baths, sinks, and toilets - Use an acidic sanitiser regularly (available in local shops) to clean susceptible surfaces in order to clear limescale deposits.
  2. Kettles - Don't completely fill your kettle with water. You can clean your kettle by half-filling and diluting two tablespoons of white vinegar, leaving it for four hours in order to loosen scale build-up. Rinse and repeat to remove scale.
  3. Dishwashers - Use the built-in water softener. Make sure you occasionally top it off with dishwasher salt in the right compartment.

Little Bradley No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Little Bradley home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the issue is within your neighbourhood in Little Bradley.

If there is no water at your Little Bradley home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Little Bradley.

If you don't have any cold water, not even a trickle, contact Anglian Water or Cambridge Water for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Anglian Water or Cambridge Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Check the Twitter account of Anglian Water or Cambridge Water, they will often tweet updates when there's a problem.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Little Bradley water leak or flooding

Little Bradley water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Little Bradley home. So you must make sure you know who to contact and what to do and if you have a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Little Bradley property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Contact Anglian Water or Cambridge Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, navigate to the "report a leak" area of the Anglian Water or Cambridge Water website and fill out the online form.

Why does the water in Little Bradley taste strange?

If you find the taste or smell is different with your Little Bradley water this could be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to ensure hygiene throughout the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can impermeate the Little Bradley water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Little Bradley water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Anglian Water or Cambridge Water using the contact information above.

Broadband Speed in Little Bradley CB9

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Little Bradley home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Placement of your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Your internet service provider or ISP

Test how fast your internet is and see how it compares to the average internet speed in Little Bradley with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?

Little Bradley Average Download Speed Little Bradley Average Upload Speed
60.35 Mbps 18.60 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect your download and upload speed in Little Bradley. An FTTP is the best kind of broadband connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of homes in the UK.

The slowest way to access the internet is ADSL, in parts of the UK that are more remote this type of connection is the only one currently available.

What to look for when searching for a broadband provider in Little Bradley?

These days, the internet is as important as other essential utilities, perhaps more important. Which means picking a reliable provider for your internet might seem daunting at first. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when searching for a broadband provider in Little Bradley.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about before searching for a broadband provider in Little Bradley is what's available. The majority of homes in Little Bradley can take advantage of fibre or 'superfast' connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH as developers often tend to install the latest infrastructure when constructing new homes.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Little Bradley?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Little Bradley
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband gives you a minimum download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection can currently reach speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Limited download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to 99.9% of Little Bradley homes.
  • Cable
    • Speed that are the same as, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Available only via Virgin Media.
    • Availability can be limited in some parts of Little Bradley.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • The speed will depend on strength of the mobile signal in Little Bradley.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Little Bradley broadband value for money

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You also need to consider the price you pay for broadband in Little Bradley. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. We recommend you double check the terms and conditions of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Little Bradley. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. We reported recently on the BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Little Bradley Broadband Reliability

The reliability of the broadband connection is in Little Bradley should also be considered, with many people working from home full-time or just a few days per week, we need to have a reliable internet connection to do your work is really important.

The times when we're not working we're playing online games with friends or streaming movies and TV shows that without a reliable internet connection for your Little Bradley home is something to think about.

Little Bradley broadband customer support

Lastly, the technical support for your Little Bradley internet connection is extremely important. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that deals with your query quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Little Bradley.

Broadband FAQ

Our FAQ contains the answers to the most asked questions from customers in Little Bradley ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Little Bradley?

The average broadband speed in Little Bradley is:

Little Bradley Average Download Speed Little Bradley Average Upload Speed
60.35 Mbps 18.60 Mbps

What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?

In simple terms, this is the way of connecting to the internet.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green cabinets that you might have near your home in Little Bradley, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - The connection is delivered using 100% fibre cables to your Little Bradley property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. At the time of writing, 31.83% of homes in the UK .

What broadband speed do I need?

That will be dependant on what you will be using the internet for. Check out the table below for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should choose for a broadband service in Little Bradley.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices All the above and large file transfers or streaming your own video content on the web 100+ Mbps Broadband

What's the difference between 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi?

2.4ghz and 5ghz are the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to talk to your connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but has a slower speed. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but will transmit the data between devices at faster rates.

What's the landline area code in Little Bradley

Corded telephone area code Little Bradley

The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Little Bradley is 01806. If you call someone in Little Bradley, and you're located in a different region, you should add 01806 to the number you'd like to call.

How much does an 01806 Little Bradley call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the phone call is likely to be included in that tariff. If you don't have an included calls tariff, the cost of the call will be about 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before making the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. Area codes in the UK can be three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Little Bradley

People living in Little Bradley are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but whichever supplier they are with, the gas and electricity is going to be maintained and supplied by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that connects your Little Bradley home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to speak to the Little Bradley distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Little Bradley right here.

You can find out more information about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator responsible for Little Bradley

The electricity distribution network operator for Little Bradley is UK Power Networks - Eastern England. You can find the UK Power Networks - Eastern England contact details in the table below:

UK Power Networks - Eastern England Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 028 4587
Emergencies 0800 316 3105
Email care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk
Website https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/
Address 237 Southwark Bridge Road
London

The UK has six electricity distribution network operators:

  1. Electricity North West
  2. Northern Powergrid
  3. SSE Networks
  4. SP Energy Networks
  5. UK Power Networks
  6. Western Power Distribution
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Power Generation near Little Bradley

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Little Bradley.

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable sources can include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This will conmtinue to rise as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Near Little Bradley

Perhaps you're wondering which towns and cities are close to Little Bradley, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Little Bradley.

Closest five municipalities to Little Bradley
Municipality Distance from Little Bradley
Sturmer 0.01 miles
Steeple Bumpstead 0.01 miles
Little Wratting 0.01 miles
Little Thurlow 0.01 miles
Kedington 0.01 miles